HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!! 🙂
So, as you live out the last week of 2009 and get ready to enter 2010, here’s one more thought I have for you about putting on the whole armor of God … this one has to do with the Sword of the Spirit.
First, let’s read together, one more time, Ephesians 6:10-18 — Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take up the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
It seems that the faith of many so-called Christians in the world today has grown stale. So, I simply ask you: What has dulled the blade of your Sword?